29 April 2020
EAAA is committed to saving as many lives as possible by teaching our incredible community how to perform CPR, resuscitation and basic first aid skills.
As our first aid training sessions are currently on pause, our Critical Care Paramedic and Training Manager, Mark Milsom has created some videos teaching you simple first aid skills, so you can continue to learn and help to save lives virtually!
Watch our first aid videos at home, learn new skills and share with your friends!
Together we save lives
How to perform Covid-19 safe CPR
You can help to save a life by doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and if you’re not comfortable doing the rescue breaths, especially due to Covid-19, just focus on the chest compressions until help arrives. Always call 999 before starting CPR. Keep performing CPR until professional help arrives and takes over, or the person starts to show signs of regaining consciousness. If you become exhausted, take turns with other people nearby if you can.
Performing CPR is a vital step in the chain of survival and can ensure oxygen reaches the brain until a defibrillator arrives.
How to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Using an AED when someone is in cardiac arrest can be key to strengthening the chain of survival. Being confident in using a defibrillator to restart someone's heart is vital - for every minute that the patient is left without defibrillation, their chances of survival decrease by 10%.
AEDs are easy to access and use when someone is in cardiac arrest. Watch the video below to find out more:
Choking is a common cause of respiratory obstruction. There are 2 parts to the choking algorithm; mild partial obstruction and the severe full obstruction.
Follow Mark’s step by step guide on what to do if you witness an adult chocking by playing the video below: